Gazzetta Tee


Gildan softstyle ringspun navy tee.
One colour screen print (in pale pink) to front & left sleeve.
S Chest 34-36" Width 44cm Height 67cm
M Chest 38-40" Width 47cm Height 71cm
L Chest 40-44" Width 53cm Height 74cm
Care instructions: Machine wash warm, inside out, with like colours. Tumble dry medium. Iron inside out. Do not iron directly over printed area. Do not dry clean.
Composition: 100% combed ringspun cotton.

Tee inspired by the conception of the Giro D'Italia and its ongoing ties with the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The Giro was the brainchild of Gazzetta editor Tullo Margagni who had heard that their main rival newspaper, Corriere della Sera, were planning an Italian wide bicycle race. Both newspapers had witnessed the fledgling Tour De France and the growth in readership that resulted for French newspaper & Tour founder L'Auto. They were both keen to get in on the act. La Gazzetta was no stranger to organising cycling events, having already introduced two great one day races - now the 'monuments' of Il Lombardia (first in 1905) and Milan - San Remo (first in 1907). The race was on to see which paper could launch the Tour of Italy first. Margagni won the race for La Gazzetta, overcoming funding shortfalls to launch the Giro D'Italia in May 1909. La Gazzetta remains tied to the Giro to this day. Firstly, the Giro is still run by a subsidiary of the paper's owner. And secondly and perhaps most notably, the famous maglia rosa - the pink jersey awarded to the lead rider in General Classification. The pink jersey is derived from the pink paper that La Gazzetta was printed on in the early 20th century. The maglia rosa is now an icon revered by cyclists and amateurs alike.